Juan Blanco, Rotowire
LAS VEGAS -- John Jenkins poured in a team-leading 25 points to lead the Portland Trail Blazers to a 95-80 win over the Boston Celtics in a Las Vegas Summer League quarterfinal-round playoff game at Thomas and Mack Center on Sunday evening.
The Trail Blazers (5-0) came out with a hot hand, taking a 27-19 first-quarter lead. The Celtics (4-2) were slightly more effective in the second period, but Portland still held at 46-40 lead at intermission. Boston was able to claw back and forge multiple ties during the third period, the last coming at the 3:39 mark of the quarter after a Guerschon Yabusele 26-foot three-pointer. However, a 10-0 run by the Blazers was a turning point, as the Celtics never got closer than six points again.
Portland held sizable advantages in shooting (47.4 percent-39.7 percent) and rebounds (42-31), while also eliciting 12 turnovers from Boston. The Celtics only held two leads, with the second and final coming at the 7:37 mark of the opening period.
Trey Davis led the Celtics with 19 points and added four rebounds, three assists and one steal. Hassan Martin and Yabusele generated matching 16-point tallies, with the former providing nine rebounds, one assist and one block, and the latter supplying four boards and a pair of dimes. Pierria Henry totaled seven points, four rebounds, four assists and two steals.
Jenkins added two assists and one rebound to his game-high scoring total. Wade Baldwin IV finished with a 14-point, 10-assist double-double that also included a rebound and a steal. Archie Goodwin followed with a bench-leading 13 points and complemented them with three rebounds, one assist and two steals. Zach Collins managed 11 points, eight rebounds, one assist and three blocks. Caleb Swanigan posted one point but hauled in nine rebounds.